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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and the anti-globalization movement’s manifesto, No Logo, talks about why she’s joined the Occupy Wall Street protests. Plus: WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly talks about New Jersey politics after the Christie presidential speculation and before the November state election; the October weekly series on cars and driving begins with Michelle Krebs, editor in chief of; a conversation about the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature; author Isabel Wilkerson takes calls on family Great Migration stories; and remembering Steve Jobs. 

Naomi Klein: Occupying Wall Street

Naomi Klein, syndicated columnist for The Nation and The Guardian and author of The Shock Doctrine  and No Logo, a seminal text for  the anti-corporate globalization movement, talks about why she's in town to support the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

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Nobel Prize for Literature: Tomas Tranströmer

Rika Lesser,  poet and translator of Swedish and German literature and author of several collections of poetry including Etruscan Things and Questions of Love: New & Selected Poems, discusses this year's Nobel Prize winner for literature, Tomas Tranströmer, his poetry and his place in the poetry world.

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Behind the Wheel: License to Drive

Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at and editor in chief of, kicks off a Brian Lehrer Show series on cars and driving with a discussion on the peculiarities of driving in New York and New Jersey.

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A Few Ways To Look at the Steve Jobs Legacy

Alexis Madrigal, technology editor for The Atlantic, talks about Jobs' tech legacy and his surprising counterculture origins; then, Jad Abumrad, host of Radiolab, on Jobs' influence on music and radio.

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New Jersey with Governor Christie

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly reports on altered state politics in New Jersey, now that Governor Christie is no longer on the national stage. 

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The Great Migration

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, talks about her book, now in paperback, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration,  as listeners share their families' stories of moving away from the Jim Crow south.

Event:  Isabel Wilkerson will be speaking tonight at 6:30 at the Tenement Museum.  RSVP here.

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Your Subway Photos

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PICTURES! Bruce Davidson was on the Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday, October 18th - Listen Here

Subway, Bruce Davidson's classic collection of New York City photography, is being re-released this fall by Aperture books. On Tuesday, October 18th, Bruce will join Brian Lehrer to talk about his photographs, and we want you to submit your most iconic subway shot. Head underground (or to an elevated track!) and snap a picture, then submit it here. Bruce will take a look at your submissions, and we'll feature some of our favorites online and on-air. By the way, regulations for what kind of photography is legal on MTA trains and platforms can be found here. Short version: it's legal, as long as you don't have extra equipment.

EXHIBIT: Aperture Gallery presents Bruce Davidson: Subway—a groundbreaking series documenting a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City, coinciding with the highly anticipated re-release of the book published in 1986. Opening reception: Thursday, October 13, 6:00-8:00 pm Exhibition on view: Monday, October 3-Saturday, October 29, 2011

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